Tesco to hire 225 drivers for grocery deliveries in towns and villages across Ireland 3 months ago

Tesco to hire 225 drivers for grocery deliveries in towns and villages across Ireland

Good news on the jobs front.

Tesco Ireland has announced the creation of 225 new driver roles for its home grocery shopping service.

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The retailer is adding 100 new delivery vans to its service and recruitment for the roles has already begun.

Roles will be coming on stream over a phased basis in the coming weeks and those interested in applying can find out more here.

The company said the Covid-19 pandemic had drastically increased the demand for its delivery service, especially for the over-65 age bracket. Prior to the pandemic, approximately 3% of Tesco online deliveries supported its over-65 customers, but they now account for over 14% of online weekly orders.

"In the past year, we’ve worked hard to ensure our home shopping services could cater for increased demand, and that those who needed to access them could do so," said Kari Daniels, CEO of Tesco Ireland.

"As our home shopping services - delivery and Click & Collect - continue to grow, we now need to recruit 225 more drivers to support this expansion.

“As an equal opportunity employer and Great Place to Work, these diverse and fulfilling roles offer applicants an exciting opportunity to play a part in the ongoing growth of home delivery at Tesco and to continue to provide a little help to our customers in communities all around Ireland."

Tánaiste Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar welcomed the news and thanked workers for their efforts during the pandemic.

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"By keeping shelves stocked and stores safe and open, you have made a really important contribution to Ireland’s response to the pandemic," he said.

"These new jobs will be a boost to towns and villages across Ireland and I wish the team the best of luck with the expansion.”